Chemeketa Sweeps Clackamas

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– At 1-5 in the NWAC South Region standings and on the wrong side of a 4-9 stretch after their 11-1-1 start to the season, Chemeketa baseball needed to pick up some crucial league wins to keep up with the teams in front of them. The Storm rolled in Game…

Chemeketa Drop First 2 Against Everett

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– Chemeketa knew that Everett was going to be a tough challenge entering this weekend’s four-game series at home. But as they showed, rallying back from 7-1 down to drop a tough 7-6 first game and traded runs with the Trojans in the second game that included a Jackson Holstad…

A Familiar Face In North Salem

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–Sitting on the metal bleachers after hanging out in the dugout with the North Salem summer baseball team before their baseball game versus South Albany was a familiar face and a familiar voice recognizable to those who were hanging around the Schaffer ballpark late June of 2016. Joking and talking…

Quick Hit Write-Up and Photo Gallery: South Salem Baseball vs. Roseburg

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It wasn’t how South Salem wanted to end a great season, dropping a tough Playoff Opener to Roseburg 13-1 at home Monday afternoon. Senior Tori Doten would go on to hit a massive home-run in his final game as a Saxons to left field in the bottom of the…

Quick-Hit Write-Up and Photo Gallery: North Marion-Philomath

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com AURORA, Ore.– Entering the fifth-inning, it was making it out to be a defensive dual between North Marion and Philomath with one run scored between the Top two teams in the Oregon West Conference with the lone run belonging to the Warriors. For much of the game on the Huskies side,…

Downtown Brown and Saxons Shutdown Olys

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.– If Ryan ‘Downtown’ Brown was considered a ‘fearful’ hitter before, it might be time to consider him as a ‘fearful’ pitcher as well following six shutout innings after shutting down the bats of a powerful Sprague team. There was fire there from Brown, the South Salem team as a…

TWO IN A ROW: McKay’s First League Winning Streak in Three Years

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It’s been a while since the McKay baseball team has won two League games let lone two-in-a-row. The last time this happened, the 2013-2014 season, that season the Scots had two back-to-back league games and won six league games. Over the next two seasons, McKay went winless and won…

South Holds Off West Salem To Improve To 7-2 In League

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore–  Much like how they started April, South Salem started May with a ‘W’ next to the first day of the month. To get to 7-2 in Greater Valley Conference and 9-5 overall, the Saxons had to hold off a late game rally by West Salem who got the game…

PERFECT GEM: North Marion’s Grant Henry Strikes Out 10 In Feat

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com STAYTON, Ore.–  The Henry Twins have been something special this season for North Marion Baseball.  Whether it’s because of fantastic talent, twin telepathy or a combination of the two; you knew that one if not both will have something extraordinary happen sooner-rather-than-later. Well, Monday brought Grant Henry’s turn for that, in…

South Baseball Rolls to 8-3 Win Over West Salem

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  With Sean Alvarado pitching Friday afternoon, the Saxons of South Salem found a way to keep West Salem off the boards on offensive and found a way to keep them off-balance on defense. And it all started by a challenge by their coaches:  To go after them. “I think…

N.Salem Baseball 1stWinning Streak Of Season With Wins Over Scots

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–It took them until Games 13 and 14 to do it, but the North Salem Vikings baseball team has strung together a winning streak together with their 8-3 victory over McKay Thursday at home. And though they were the visitors on their own field as McKay was suppose to host…